Wednesday, September 02, 2009
im over it--the whole doctor thing, really and truly. i have spent more time in doctor's offices in 2009 than i have in the last 15 years, i think. ugh.
my right leg has been swelling up a bit recently and although i was too scared to go to the dr, i did some research and made an appointment. i had to wait a month to get in to see this doctor that i was referred to for this issue. go there this morning and after telling him about my leg he gives me this blank stare and bascially says um so why are you here? that is out of my area of expertise? whhhhhhhhhhhat? that's just fab. just fab. i explained to him who had referred me and instead of calling her dr such and such he refers to her by her first name. clearly, they know eachother.
i go on to tell him that her office said he refers patients to her all the time for swelling and that i should see him first for a diagnosis, etc etc. really and truly i wanted to burst into tears.
he looked at my leg and said he thinks its nothing and that i just have more "fatty tissue" in that leg. really? i say well what do i do about that then. he recommended plastic surgery. LOL seriously? this isn't a vanity thing doc, i just wanted to make sure i was healthy and that it wasnt abnormal.
so $175 office visit later, still i have no answers and i left in tears with a "fat leg". im just over it. normally though, i would have been tempted to hit the drive thru to drown my troubles. instead, i went to the grocery store and bought a bottle of water and some fruit to have for breakfast on my way into work. that's progress!
so i'm frustrated and obviously didn't get the memo i have fat legs. seriously? whatever--guess it's time to find someone else to see me for a second opinion. he did manage to write me a script for an ultrasound for my leg but that was really only after i began questioning could it be this or that, is it harmful, etc? i think he wanted to shut me up and get me out of there.
he did, i surely wont return there! :)